Since our establishment in 2002, we have funded over 320 programs and awarded 800+ grants, scholarships and prizes that have benefited thousands of individuals in more than 55 countries.
The OSA Foundation celebrates 10 years of providing grants and programs that inspire the next generation of scientific innovators.
The Sang Soo Lee Award was established to recognize outstanding leadership in founding or growing the optics and photonics community locally.
The Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award was established to recongize individuals for their innovative and infulential contributions to the field of biophotonics, regardless of their career stage.
Exceeded fundraising campaign to fully fund the Paul A. Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will enable undergraduate students enrolled in engineering and/org physical science programs to attend semester-abroad programs offered through their accredited college or university.
Collaboration with the Rochester Museum and Science Center
in support of “Light Here | Light Now”
Thousands of telescopes distributed to students around the
globe through the “Galileoscope Challenge”
Greater Milwaukee Foundation awarded OSAF a grant
in support of the “Galileoscope Challenge”
New OSAF website launched
Custodianship of the OSA Awards and Honors portfolio initiated
OSA Board of Directors voted to provide 100% matching for OSAF donations
“2016 Centennial Fundraising Plan” approved